The most engaging, coherent, and up-to-date introduction to the field available. Extensively revised, the third edition is a comprehensive yet accessible account of IR theory, international actors, and global issues. This textbook is the ideal guide to navigating some of the most challenging and critical issues we face.
World politics is changing fast. Spiralling energy and food costs are initiating a global hunger crisis. Our continued over-dependence on fossil fuels is causing dangerous climate change. International organisations, companies, sovereign states, diplomats, and citizens must work together to resolve multiple issues – from war in Ukraine to the global Covid-19 pandemic. This fully revised and updated third edition presents the concepts, theories and applications of world politics in a comprehensive and contemporary style to help you understand current global affairs.
The text is packed with examples from around the world. It takes a distinctive longer-term historical perspective, showing how events from the 1500s impact on international structures and dynamics today. Covering all the essential topics, from international law and political economy to critical theory and security studies, this new edition includes:
- 3 brand new chapters on Foreign Policy Analysis, Race and Identity, and Global Health
- Fully revised historical chapters for a comprehensive historical perspective
- An expanded range of topics, cases, and cutting-edge research to fully reflect the latest empirical and theoretical developments
Its unparalleled breadth and clarity make it the perfect introductory text for all undergraduate students of International Relations and Global Politics.
Jeffrey Haynes is an emeritus professor of politics at London Metropolitan University.
Peter Hough is an Associate Professor in International Politics at Middlesex University, London.
Bruce Pilbeam is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University.
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